Becca Pettman
Becca Pettman of Gray Rose Boutique, receiving her Youth Enterprise Award presented to her by her children.

Hull City Council proud to support small businesses this Micro Biz Matters Day

The annual Micro Biz Matters Day is back for Friday 25 March and is set to feature a range of special guests like Bill Esterson MP, Liz Barclay, the Small Business Commissioner, and Adam Corbally, one of Hull’s Youth Enterprise Patrons.

As in previous years, the event will be sponsored by Hull City Council, the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd (HC&L).

Micro Biz Matters Day is a social media celebration, where over one million business owners give a little time to support each other. Messages are shared using the hashtag #MicroBizMatters on social media platforms.

Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure’s BiPC are delighted to be supporting Micro Biz Matters Day and are pleased that the Small Business Commissioner and Bill Esterson MP, as well as young entrepreneurs from Hull are taking part.

“As a council, we are committed to our micro business community and were pleased with the support from our micro businesses to establish our own dedicated strategy and action plan. Our commitment continues with supporting micro businesses through our Youth Enterprise and Microbusiness Team and other areas such as the BiPC Centre managed by HC&L.

“We wish Hull lad Tony Robinson OBE and Tina Boden well as they step away from leading on Micro Biz Matters Day and look forward to working with Yorkshire in Business in the future, and we hope, hosting the event again.”

Tony Robinson OBE, the Micro Business Champion and Chair of Yorkshire in Business said: “It has been my mission in the last 10 years to spread the word, nationally and internationally, about the great city of Hull’s exemplary and innovative support to enterprising young people. It has been a personal highlight of Micro Biz Matters Days for me in Manchester, Hull, Preston and Scarborough to interview so many outstanding young entrepreneurs and to participate in Hull’s Global Entrepreneurship Weeks, which are world-beaters.

“I’m so proud of my home city and a fan of everything you do. We cherish Hull City Council’s, the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and HC&L’s support to our eighth annual Micro Biz Matters Day and first Micro Biz Matters Festival and hope to work in partnership with you for many years to come to help all the enterprising people of Hull to start-up, survive and thrive.”

Becca Pettman founder Gray Rose Boutique said: “I am very honoured to representing Hull at Micro Biz Matters Day celebrations in March, along with Judith Meza and Cydney Newlove of St Mary’s College, who is one of Hull’s aspiring Teen Entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to being interviewed by Tony Robinson OBE to outline my story as a micro business owner and to showcase the support I have received during the COVID-19 pandemic from Hull City Council’s Making Changes for Careers (MC4C) programme and the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank as part of their commitment to young entrepreneurs.”

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